Record 14 Million Watch Debate on CNBC

Trump and Co. mean huge ratings for business channel

The Republican presidential debate on CNBC last night averaged 14 million viewers, including 3.9 million in the 25-54 demo, and 3.4 million in 18-49. The ratings represent the most watched telecast in CNBC history.

Moderated by CNBC’s Carl Quintanilla, Becky Quick and John Harwood, the debate was held at the University of Colorado-Boulder. Donald Trump, Marco Rubio and Ted Cruz were among the participants.

The debate was up against the World Series on Fox, among other programming options.